They have been a couple for almost 30 years. Now, James Hetfield and his wife Francesca are said to have split – secretly earlier this year. Francesca and James Hetfield would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on August 17. But that will probably never happen again. The musician and his wife would have separated discreetly and secretly, which unspecified sources revealed to the American celebrity portal “TMZ”. According to the report, the rock star, who shot to fame in the 1980s with metal band Metallica, filed for divorce in Colorado earlier this year. However, this has yet to be confirmed. Neither he nor she has commented on the marriage.
It started in the early 1990s
In the early 1990s, there were sparks between the Californian musician and the Argentinian. The band had recently won their first Grammy – in the Best Metal Performance category for the song “One”. James and Francesca Hetfield with their children Castor, Marcella and Cali in 2012. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)